The First Official Photo of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman
I think most fans are doing a collective “Hmmm” right now out the reveal of Catwoman’s costume. No ears? No claws? Why is she riding the Bat-pod? Hmmmmm. Before I dive in to analyzing the photo and the costume, check out the photo for yourself below. Click on it for a larger version.
Kind of weird right? The body of the costume is fine it looks to be skin tight leather, which is what I expected. Catwoman in Nolan’s universe should look like this. Its not a terribly exciting look but its functional and realistic. As for the mask/goggles, they fair a bit differently. They look like a cool gadget, perhaps built by Wayne Enterprises like much of Batman’s gadgets. However this is still Catwoman and the lack of ears or full mask in general is a bit surprising.
It should be noted that none of the filmmakers have referred to Anne Hathaway as more than Selina Kyle, Catwoman’s alter-ego. It is entirely possible that Selina Kyle may just slip on a costume and go play thief while never calling herself Catwoman. Disappointing? Perhaps. I don’t think what they are doing is bad, it just isn’t great either. Of course none of this matters if Hathaway plays the part well but for now I’m really missing Michelle Pfeiffer. She will always be the perfect Catwoman to me (the clip below might be my favorite with her).
photo credit: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=80747